June 28th ~ Hoosier Riverwatch training at N. Webster

29 May June 28th ~ Hoosier Riverwatch training at N. Webster

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Hoosier Riverwatch training at N. Webster
North Webster, IN – North Webster Community Center, 301 N. Main St. (8:30 AM – 4:30 PM). Instructors will be Lyn Crighton and Darci Zolman. Contact Paige at The Watershed Foundation at or 574-834-3242 to register.

Clean, abundant water is a valuable resource for all Hoosiers. Whether as a source for drinking water, water for business and industry or for recreation, it is irreplaceable.  The stewardship of our water resources is the responsibility of us all!  One way to be a good steward is to become a Hoosier Riverwatch trained monitor.

The next local Hoosier Riverwatch workshop will be held at the N. Webster Community Center, 301 N. Main Street, N. Webster, on June 28, from 8:30am-4:30pm (EST).  It is being sponsored by The Watershed Foundation (TWF) and the Kosciusko County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD). 

The training is for anyone interested in learning about water quality and gaining hands-on experience in monitoring rivers and streams.  People interested in the environment, especially educators, are encouraged to attend.  The workshop will provide general education in water quality issues and hands-on training in monitoring the health of rivers and streams through physical, chemical, and biological testing. The training is free, but class size is limited. Persons interested in participating must make a prior reservation by contacting TWF at 574-834-3242 or at admin@watershedfoundation.org

After completion of the training, volunteers can perform stream testing for a wide variety of possible pollutants. They can then submit their data to a statewide volunteer monitoring database that makes the information available to anyone.

Hoosier Riverwatch, sponsored by IDEM, is a statewide education program that focuses on local rivers and streams stewardship.  The Riverwatch monitoring program fits easily into elementary, middle and high school classes, including biology, chemistry, math, language arts, and social studies.  It is also useful for citizens interested in learning more about water quality and being an active participant in statewide monitoring efforts.

Hoosier Riverwatch is just one of many training workshops offered by the Kosciusko County Soil and Water Conservation District.  For additional information about programs, contact the office at 574-267-7445 x5374 or darci.zolman@in.nacdnet.net